Look, the plan couldn’t be simpler. Just rappel onto the roof of a speeding train filled with armed gangsters, somehow get inside, get the passcode that opens the cargo car off the chief of security without alerting their army of goons, locate and grab that artifact everyone’s after, and then call your getaway pilot for an extraction before the train reaches its destination. Nothing could possibly go wrong.
Starfinder One-Shot: The Great Grav-Train Robbery, written by Andrew White, can be completed in a single 3- to 4-hour session and includes four 6th-level pregenerated antiheroes whose stories and motivations tie into the plot of the adventure. (Pregenerated characters for this adventure are also available as a free download.) If players create their own characters, they can use the adventure background to customize their characters to the adventure. This adventure can be easily used on virtual tabletops, run off digital devices, or printed out and played at a table.
Author: Andrew White
Andrew White (he/him) is the lead front-end developer on paizo.com and a Pathfinder and Starfinder freelance contributor who has written for projects including the Advanced Player's Guide, Bestiary 3, Secrets of Magic, Guns & Gears, Tech Revolution, Drift Crisis, and Book of the Dead. He also recently wrote a piece of web fiction about a bunch of goblins heroically burning down a village with assistance from a giant pig. He has a Twitter where he mostly just retweets his more eloquent colleagues at @plaguecontrol.
About the Pregenerated Characters
The boss recruited a ragtag band of miscreants for this job, all of them active players in Pan’s criminal underworld for some time. They consider themselves independent contractors and are already familiar with each other by reputation, if not by personal experience. While each has their own reasons for taking up a life of crime, they all share one thing in common: animosity toward the Ixo Syndicate, which means the opportunity to rob them is almost as tempting as the payday.
The Face: Aramesh Maageri
The Muscle: Barat Oza
The Hacker: Kevan Bokoloff
Species: uplifted bear
The Thief: LNA-464
Theme: space pirate
Announcing the Liveplay Cast
Watch the live-play premiere on Wednesday, November 10 at 6 PM Pacific on @OfficialPaizo on Twitch!
Michelle Nguyen Bradley
Michelle Nguyen Bradley is a show host, voice actor, writer, and professional TTRPG player, and is passionate about fostering community and equality in the geek space. She's played characters like Hoa Sen on Critical Role’s "The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood," a butterfly alien on Paizo's "Starfinder: Scoured Stars" campaign, Betty on the official Rat Queen's RPG from Hyper RPG, a huntress wizard on "The Department of Mysteries" from Dragons and Things, and many more personas through her work on RPG shows. She's hosted geek content like Anime Expo Lite, "Manga Book Club" for Viz Media, and "Button Mash" on the Total Nerd Network. Michelle currently appears as a regular cast member for Paizo and Hunters Entertainment's weekly TTRPG shows on Twitch. Find her work at michellenguyenbradley.com and follow her on all socials at @iamchubbybunny.
Jim Rodehaver writes and plays TTRPGs, sometimes during live-streams on The Dragons and Things Network (twitch.tv/thedatnetwork). He’s written content for Starfinder and Dungeon Crate, as well as all the home-brewed adventures for his streamed games. Having GM'd over 200 live actual-play games of Pathfinder and the Starfinder Scoured Stars liveplay, Jim brings his experience to the Paizo community firsthand.
Diana RestrepoTwitter and Instagram @dianares3.
Jenny JarzabskiJenny Jarzabski is a Developer at Paizo. She’s also a prolific freelance writer creating adventures, rules, and setting content for Pathfinder, Starfinder, and more. Jenny is passionate about anime, games, mechs, and all things sci-fi. Growing up, she was the weird kid who made up stories and created her own imaginary world. She never grew out of it. When Jenny isn’t developing or writing adventures, she builds models, plays outdoors, and sometimes streams on Twitch. She appeared in Paizo’s “Pungeon Crawl: Worlds Beyond” and “Mind the Gap” as Z, an astrazoan operative and vidgame addict. Starting this week, she’s joining Thurston Hillman to play Modiphius Entertainment’s Dune TTRPG (hosted on twitch.tv/oncallgm) and plans to launch her own Starfinder live play in 2022. Rumors that Jenny is an alien life form are still unconfirmed. Find out for sure by following her on Twitter @spaceprincess_j and stopping by twitch.tv/spaceprincessj.
GM: Thurston Hillman
Thurston Hillman hails from the frozen hinterlands of Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he constantly churns out words and runs tabletop games. In addition to being Paizo's Digital Developer, he was active in the creation of the Starfinder Society Organized Play program and outlined its first two seasons (including the well-received Scoured Stars storyline). Thurston has written countless products for Paizo and other companies as a freelance writer. He is the Gamemaster for the popular "Warhams" TTRPG comedy show on Twitch. You can find him on social media @oncallgm and over at twitch.tv/oncallgm where he sometimes streams his RPG sessions and talks about game design and narrative in games. Also, he apologizes for any Organized Play scenarios he developed that killed your character (seriously, he means it!)
Starfinder One-Shot: The Great Grav Train Robbery—Let’s Go Do Some Crimes!
Friday, November 5, 2021